When drizzly weather keeps the toddlers indoors, A Trip to the San Diego Zoo
will bring sunshine and smiles into their day. Produced by the multi-award-winning Baby Genius group, this 40-minute tour captures panda bears, monkeys, and tigers as they romp through their gorgeous San Diego Zoo environs. An equally spirited group of youngsters pets ponies in the Children's Zoo, plays chase with the polar bears (outside of their watery enclosure, of course), and giggles at the comical gorillas. Mild classical music accompanies this wordless show, making the whole effect more of a backdrop to toddler activity than an interactive experience. To break the trance, the occasional computer-generated tour guide--a 3-D cartoon character--slides into view, to wave at the audience or to introduce a new group of animals. A quiet review of the alphabet and a bonus sing-along complete the show. --Liane Thomas
From the Back Cover
With world-famous San Diego Zoo as a backdrop, children are introduced to the fascinating world of animals! Enchanting classical music plays as they meet Hua Mei, the first giant panda born at the zoo, and journey through Tiger River and Ituri Forest where tigers and hippos gather.